AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
Special Edition: Army National Hiring Days (June 30 – July 2) with CSM Tabitha Gavia, U.S. Army Recruiting Command

Special Edition: Army National Hiring Days (June 30 – July 2) with CSM Tabitha Gavia, U.S. Army Recruiting Command

June 24, 2020

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The goal is to bring in 10,000 new Soldiers. CSM Tabitha Gavia, the senior enlisted leader at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), shares with us about the upcoming Army National Hiring Days, June 30 – July 2. This is an Army-wide virtual campaign showcasing the U.S. Army’s 150 full-time and part-time career options, training, benefits and education to inspire individuals to consider military service. USAREC’s mission is to recruit America's best and brightest volunteers that are able to deploy, fight, and win. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is responsible for manning both the Active Army and the U.S. Army Reserve, ensuring security and readiness for our Nation. Recruiting operations are conducted throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and at U.S. facilities in Germany and Asia. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Army National Hiring Days, June 30 – July 2, 2020: www.goarmy.com/hiringdays

Community Partner Outreach Program: https://armystrong.goarmy.com/a/cp.html

  • Guest: Command Sergeant Major Tabitha A. Gavia, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.

 

Resources:

Army National Hiring Days, June 30 – July 2, 2020: www.goarmy.com/hiringdays

Community Partner Outreach Program: https://armystrong.goarmy.com/a/cp.html

U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
Web: https://recruiting.army.mil/
Twitter/Facebook: @USAREC
LinkedIn: @USAREC-HQ

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs
Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers
Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Thought Leaders: Desert Redleg

Thought Leaders: Desert Redleg

June 22, 2020

How did field artillery lead to victory in Operation Desert Storm? Author COL (Retired) L. Scott Lingamfelter, former executive officer of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery, discusses his new book with us today. He describes how his fellow field artillerymen, known as “redlegs,” decimated enemy defenses and paved the way for the ground assault that defeated Iraqi forces in the First Gulf War. Lingamfelter gives us a boots-on-the-ground perspective on the largest US artillery bombardment since World War II. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: COL(R) L. Scott Lingamfelter, Author, Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 Resources:

Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War by L. Scott Lingamfelter
Web: https://www.kentuckypress.com/9780813179209/desert-redleg/
Facebook/Twitter: @kentuckypress

Family Voices: Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions  of the U.S. Army with Mrs. Ginger Perkins

Family Voices: Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions of the U.S. Army with Mrs. Ginger Perkins

June 15, 2020

Recently married into the military or have a son or daughter serving? AUSA’s new publication, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions of the U.S. Army: A Primer for Family Members was created with you in mind! Join author, Ginger Perkins, for a discussion of what drives her passion for military customs. Available June 15 in AUSA’s online book shop, this is a comprehensive reference book aimed at bringing spouses, parents, siblings, extended family members and friends closer to the bigger Army family by explaining their soldier’s world. Perkins, an Army spouse for 38 years, and her husband, retired GEN David Perkins, are now Army parents. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Ginger Perkins, Author, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions of the United States Army: A Primer for Family Members

Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness 

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives.

Resources:

Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions of the United States Army: A Primer for Family Members
Available 15 June 2020
AUSA Shop: https://shop.ausa.org/collections/books

Army Real Talk: Military Spouse J.D. Network

Army Real Talk: Military Spouse J.D. Network

June 8, 2020

The Military Spouse J.D. Network (MSJDN) chips away at barriers to legal careers for military spouses. Karen E. Scanlan, Immediate Past President, MSJDN, describes how the organization came into existence as part of her efforts while job seeking as an attorney and military spouse. MSJDN supports military spouses in the legal profession by advocating for licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys; educating the public about the challenges faced by career-minded military spouses and their families; encouraging the hiring of military spouses; and providing a network connecting military spouse attorneys with each other and their supporters. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Karen E. Scanlan, Immediate Past President, Military Spouse J.D. Network

  • Co-hosts: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs, and Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation.

Resources:

Military Spouse J.D. Network
Web: https://www.msjdn.org/
LinkedIn: @Military Spouse JD Network
Facebook: @militaryspousejdnetwork
Twitter: @milspousejd
Instagram: @msjdn

Special Edition: Multi-Domain Operations + DoD COVID-19 Task Force Update with General Hyten

Special Edition: Multi-Domain Operations + DoD COVID-19 Task Force Update with General Hyten

June 3, 2020

What are the keys to keeping America’s Armed Forces moving forward? GEN(R) Carter Ham, AUSA’s President and CEO, interviews Gen. John Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the DoD’s COVID-19 response efforts and how the military’s top leaders are modernizing, adapting and preparing the force for multidomain operations. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation's second-highest-ranking military officer, responsible for overseeing joint military requirements, representing the military in National Security Council deputies meetings, and performing other duties as directed by the chairman. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: General John E. Hyten, United States Air Force, 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 

Host: General Carter F. Ham, United States Army, Retired, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of the United States Army

 

Resources:

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Web: https://www.defense.gov/our-story/meet-the-team/vice-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff
Facebook/Twitter: @DeptofDefense

Soldier Today: U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)

Soldier Today: U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)

June 1, 2020

Developing NCOs as leaders is at the heart of the newly accredited U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), and its first class graduated June 2019. The academy falls under the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, and the Commandant, CSM Jimmy Sellers, joins us today to tell us how the USASMA began conferring the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Command Sergeant Major Jimmy Sellers, Commandant, The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs 

Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.

 

Resources:

The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence
Web: https://www.ncolcoe.army.mil/
Facebook: @NCOLCoE
Twitter: @NCOL_CoE
LinkedIn: @ncol-coe

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs
Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers
Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Thought Leaders: Massed Fires, Not Organic Formations – The Case for Returning Field Artillery Battalions to the DivArty

Thought Leaders: Massed Fires, Not Organic Formations – The Case for Returning Field Artillery Battalions to the DivArty

May 25, 2020

Bring back the DivArty. COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies, interviews maneuver and fires senior leaders regarding the need for the Army to return control of divisional field artillery battalions to division artillery (DivArty), rather than brigade combat team (BCT), headquarters. They describe how modularity, the force structure change making FA battalions organic to BCTs beginning in 2003, while well-suited for counterinsurgency campaigns, resulted in fire support inadequate for large-scale combat operations against peer competitors.  With the increasing need to converge fires and effects across multiple domains, the centralized control of fires that a DivArty headquarters can provide is essential to the joint force massing effects on an expanding and lethal battlefield.  While counterintuitive to some, they make a compelling case that fire support to BCTs will be significantly enhanced by this initiative. 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guests:

  • GEN (Ret) James Thurman, former Commander, United Nations Command R.O.K., U.S. Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea (USFK)
  • LTG (Ret) Sean MacFarland, former Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
  • LTG (Ret) David Halverson, former Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM)
  • COL (Ret) Dr. David Johnson, Principal Researcher, RAND Corporation

Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

Resources:

AUSA Spotlight: Massed Fires, Not Organic Formations: The Case for Returning Field Artillery Battalions to the DivArty 

Dr. David Johnson, RAND Corporation
Web: https://www.rand.org/about/people/j/johnson_david_e.html
Twitter: @DaveJohnsonDC

Family Voices: Army Families & COVID-19 with Mrs. Maria McConville

Family Voices: Army Families & COVID-19 with Mrs. Maria McConville

May 18, 2020

There’s no one correct way to be an Army Spouse. Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness, interviews Mrs. Maria McConville, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army James C. McConville. They discuss how Army families are coping with COVID-19, touching on pain points such as separations, child care, PCS moves, employment, and military children’s mental health. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Maria McConville, spouse of Chief of Staff of the Army James C. McConville

Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives.

Resources:

Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA)
Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/csa/
Facebook: @USArmyChiefofStaff
Twitter: @ArmyChiefStaff

Tutor.com - Free for Military
Web: https://military.tutor.com/home

Military OneSource
Web: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

National Geographic
Web: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Special Edition: No Time for Spectators with GEN(R) Martin Dempsey

Special Edition: No Time for Spectators with GEN(R) Martin Dempsey

May 13, 2020

Build stronger relationships based on mutual leader-follower expectations. Today, GEN(R) Carter Ham, AUSA’s President & CEO, interviews GEN(R) Martin Dempsey about his new book No Time for Spectators, released 12 May 2020, which delves into leader-follower dynamics. In addition to thoughts on leadership in the time of COVID-19 uncertainty, the two discuss important lessons including: disagreement does not equal disloyalty, the value of followers who exhibit responsible rebelliousness, and embracing moments of surprising clarity. GEN(R) Dempsey is a bestselling author and speaker, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and one of TIME's 100 Most Influential Leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: General (Retired) Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Author, No Time for Spectators

Host: General (Retired) Carter F. Ham, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of the United States Army

Resources:

No Time for Spectators by GEN (R) Martin Dempsey
Web: https://www.generaldempsey.com/
Twitter: @Martin_Dempsey
LinkedIn: @Martin E. Dempsey

Army Real Talk: Meet the New Senior Warrant Officer Advisor to the CSA

Army Real Talk: Meet the New Senior Warrant Officer Advisor to the CSA

May 11, 2020

Sugar and spice. That’s CW5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter’s leadership style. In this special episode of Army Real Talk, guest host CW4 (Retired) Jack Du Teil, executive director of the United States Army Warrant Officers Association, shines a light on the combat leadership and technical experience supporting CW5 Dixon-Carter’s recent selection as the senior warrant officer advisor to the chief of staff of the Army (SWOA-CSA). She is the first woman to hold the position. In this role, CW5 Dixon-Carter will chair the Army Warrant Officer Council, advise the Army Chief of Staff James McConville, and continue in her duties as his assistant executive officer. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: CW5 Yolondria S. Dixon-Carter, Senior Warrant Officer Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army (SWOA-CSA) & Assistant Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Army

  • Guest Host: CW4 (Retired) Jack Du Teil, Executive Director, United States Army Warrant Officers Association & President, The Military Coalition

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation.

Resources:

Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA)
Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/csa/
Facebook: @USArmyChiefofStaff @SWOA2CSA
Twitter: @ArmyChiefStaff @SWOA2CSA

United States Army Warrant Officers Association
Web: https://usawoa.org/
Facebook @USAWOA
Twitter: @usawoa_social 

The Military Coalition
Web: http://www.themilitarycoalition.org/

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